Our Teaching Staff


Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT


Founder, author, facilitator, clinician


Jo Hadlock-King, LICSW

Vice President

Psychotherapist, mentor


About Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind


This lovely image of compassionate care for our brains, created by Debbie Berrow at Bell Pine Art Farm, captures the heart of our mission. We seek to support all who wish to gain a clear understanding of the relational brain's processes so that our kindness toward one another expands into a sweet holding and listening that is at the heart of all healing.


We seek to cultivate spaces in which people can both learn and heal, fostering supportive communities in which we practice presence together.


We offer longer-term immersive trainings infused with experiences - sand and miniatures, art, contemplative practices, embodied movement - to deepen our inner awareness.


When we travel for speaking, we bring relational neuroscience to groups who invite us, working with play therapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, child advocates, and others.


Wherever we are called, we seek to be witnesses to the power of nonjudgmental receptivity to heal wounded hearts, bodies, minds, and spirits.